Entries are now been accepted for the 2017 Pitch AgriHack West Africa for Entrepreneurs in West Africa, Applicants are encourage to ensure that the meet with the statutory eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification for this program.
The ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ( CTA ), in collaboration with the African Agribusiness Incubators Network ( AAIN ), Agribusiness TV , and innovation incubation areas such as Orange Fab Côte d’Ivoire , CTIC Dakar (Senegal) Suguba (Mali), Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), Etrilabs (Benin), EcoHub (Togo), are receiving applications for “Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017”.
Application Deadline: 9th July 2017
Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.
About the Award: This regional edition follows the successful organization of the first international edition Pitch AgriHack 2016. Pitch AgriHack is a component of CTA’s AgriHack Talent program . This new edition is regional and covers West Africa.
- A competition for technolo- gical start-ups targeting the agricultural sector;
- A boot camp on entrepreneurship in the e-agriculture sector (ICT for agriculture)
- Access to grants, mentoring (incubation / acceleration) and the possibility to benefit from investments for the development of commercial services offered.
The ultimate goal is to help develop the commercial services offered by young e-agricultural start-ups and to accelerate the adoption of innovations to improve the productivity of the agri-food sector.
Eligibility: This edition is only open to young start-ups in West African countries, whose founders (at least one) are aged 35 or over. They must have functional prototypes or ICT platforms / applications already in service.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: Successful young shoots will benefit from a CTA cash grant of up to € 15,000 , apart from other opportunities offered by the partners involved.
Duration of Program: June 9 – September 30, 2017
How to Apply: Apply here
Award Providers: ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)